Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 440 371 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 34.24% 28.45% 18.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.00% 32.80% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 260 349
North East median daily rate £425 £385 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -8.88% +4.97%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £613 £516 £541
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +18.06%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,100 1,131 2,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.60% 86.73% 86.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 744 1,458
North East median daily rate £381 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.70% +15.38% -10.96%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £224
90th Percentile £571 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 107
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £24.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% -12.50% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.53 £9.88 £13.80
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.20 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 393 £425 +8.97% 72
Durham +2 37 £400 +15.94% 14
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 119 (27.05%) Scrum
2 111 (25.23%) DevOps
3 109 (24.77%) Java
3 109 (24.77%) Linux
4 94 (21.36%) BDD
5 90 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (18.86%) TDD
7 81 (18.41%) Problem-Solving
8 72 (16.36%) Degree
9 70 (15.91%) Git (software)
10 69 (15.68%) HTML
11 64 (14.55%) Jenkins
12 63 (14.32%) User Experience
12 63 (14.32%) JavaScript
12 63 (14.32%) SQL
13 62 (14.09%) Open Source
14 61 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
15 59 (13.41%) CSS
16 55 (12.50%) .NET
17 52 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
17 52 (11.82%) Puppet
18 51 (11.59%) Oracle
19 50 (11.36%) C#
19 50 (11.36%) Test Automation
19 50 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
20 49 (11.14%) JIRA
20 49 (11.14%) Windows
21 45 (10.23%) Python
21 45 (10.23%) Ansible

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (5.45%) Confluence
2 18 (4.09%) WebLogic
3 15 (3.41%) Tomcat
4 14 (3.18%) nginx
4 14 (3.18%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.95%) Apache
6 11 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (2.27%) JBoss
7 10 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.05%) CMS
9 8 (1.82%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.59%) FileNet
10 7 (1.59%) Jetty
11 6 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.91%) CICS
12 4 (0.91%) IIS
12 4 (0.91%) WildFly
13 3 (0.68%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.09%) Datadog
4 13 (2.95%) PaaS
5 12 (2.73%) SaaS
6 9 (2.05%) Slack
7 8 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.36%) GitHub
9 5 (1.14%) BrowserStack
9 5 (1.14%) IaaS
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.68%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.73%) Internet
2 11 (2.50%) Network Security
3 10 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (2.05%) SSL
5 8 (1.82%) DHCP
5 8 (1.82%) DNS
5 8 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.59%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.36%) Firewall
7 6 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.36%) WAN
8 5 (1.14%) BGP
8 5 (1.14%) IP Telephony
8 5 (1.14%) OSPF
8 5 (1.14%) SMS
8 5 (1.14%) VPN
9 4 (0.91%) HTTP
10 3 (0.68%) FTP
10 3 (0.68%) IPsec
11 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (4.77%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.64%) Amazon Redshift
7 12 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (2.50%) MySQL
9 8 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.82%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.14%) Big Data
10 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.45%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 70 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 64 (14.55%) Jenkins
3 49 (11.14%) JIRA
4 24 (5.45%) Selenium
5 16 (3.64%) SpecFlow
5 16 (3.64%) TeamCity
6 14 (3.18%) Jasmine
7 13 (2.95%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (2.27%) JUnit
8 10 (2.27%) Subversion
9 9 (2.05%) Visual Studio
9 9 (2.05%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.59%) GitLab
10 7 (1.59%) Maven
11 6 (1.36%) Burp Suite
11 6 (1.36%) HP UFT
11 6 (1.36%) JMeter
11 6 (1.36%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.14%) FindBugs
General
1 42 (9.55%) Finance
2 17 (3.86%) Banking
2 17 (3.86%) Legal
3 15 (3.41%) Marketing
4 14 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.27%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.05%) Publishing
8 8 (1.82%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 131 (29.77%) Developer
2 49 (11.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (9.32%) User Researcher
4 40 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 35 (7.95%) Analyst
6 33 (7.50%) C# Developer
7 29 (6.59%) Business Analyst
8 28 (6.36%) Architect
8 28 (6.36%) Designer
9 20 (4.55%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (2.95%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.95%) UX Designer
13 12 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (2.73%) Product Owner
14 11 (2.50%) Content Designer
14 11 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
15 10 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (2.27%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (15.68%) HTML
2 59 (13.41%) CSS
3 55 (12.50%) .NET
4 37 (8.41%) AngularJS
5 35 (7.95%) ASP.NET
6 34 (7.73%) RESTful
7 31 (7.05%) Web Services
8 25 (5.68%) JSON
8 25 (5.68%) Spring
9 24 (5.45%) REST
9 24 (5.45%) XML
10 23 (5.23%) Elastic Stack
11 20 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (4.55%) J2EE
12 19 (4.32%) Node.js
13 17 (3.86%) jQuery
14 16 (3.64%) Software Packaging
15 14 (3.18%) HTML5
16 11 (2.50%) Apache Camel
16 11 (2.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 90 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (14.32%) User Experience
3 27 (6.14%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.95%) Blog
6 13 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.73%) Social Media
8 10 (2.27%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.82%) RIA
10 7 (1.59%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.36%) DataPower
12 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.91%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.91%) Wiki
14 2 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
15 1 (0.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (24.77%) Linux
2 49 (11.14%) Windows
3 27 (6.14%) Unix
4 21 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.50%) AIX
6 6 (1.36%) CentOS
7 4 (0.91%) Android
7 4 (0.91%) Debian
7 4 (0.91%) VMS
8 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (27.05%) Scrum
2 111 (25.23%) DevOps
3 94 (21.36%) BDD
4 83 (18.86%) TDD
5 81 (18.41%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (14.09%) Open Source
7 61 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 50 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 43 (9.77%) Configuration Management
9 43 (9.77%) Mentoring
9 43 (9.77%) Microservices
9 43 (9.77%) MVC
10 42 (9.55%) Project Management
11 41 (9.32%) Waterfall
12 37 (8.41%) Kanban
12 37 (8.41%) SFIA
12 37 (8.41%) Usability Testing
13 32 (7.27%) Decision-Making
13 32 (7.27%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (24.77%) Java
2 63 (14.32%) JavaScript
2 63 (14.32%) SQL
3 50 (11.36%) C#
4 45 (10.23%) Python
5 32 (7.27%) Bash Shell
6 30 (6.82%) Ruby
7 28 (6.36%) Perl
8 23 (5.23%) PowerShell
9 22 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 21 (4.77%) C
11 20 (4.55%) C++
12 15 (3.41%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.95%) Java 8
13 13 (2.95%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.27%) ActionScript
14 10 (2.27%) ActionScript 3.0
15 4 (0.91%) Scala
15 4 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (16.36%) Degree
2 43 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.73%) ISEB
5 8 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.59%) CISM
6 7 (1.59%) CISSP
7 6 (1.36%) CCDP
7 6 (1.36%) CCIE
7 6 (1.36%) CCNP
7 6 (1.36%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.91%) CISMP
9 4 (0.91%) CRISC
9 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.91%) SANS
10 3 (0.68%) OCP
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.32%) QA
2 6 (1.36%) WCAG
3 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.23%) P3O
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (7.50%) Docker
2 11 (2.50%) VirtualBox
3 9 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.91%) Xen
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Firmware
8 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (11.82%) Puppet
2 45 (10.23%) Ansible
3 33 (7.50%) Terraform
4 22 (5.00%) Nagios
5 20 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (4.32%) Kubernetes
7 16 (3.64%) Packer
8 11 (2.50%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.36%) Forum Sentry
9 6 (1.36%) Nessus
10 4 (0.91%) Matomo
11 3 (0.68%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.45%) Consul
12 2 (0.45%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.23%) Grafana
Vendors
1 51 (11.59%) Oracle
2 42 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.77%) Red Hat
4 20 (4.55%) New Relic
4 20 (4.55%) Splunk
5 16 (3.64%) IBM
5 16 (3.64%) SAP
6 15 (3.41%) Capita
7 12 (2.73%) Informatica
8 11 (2.50%) HP
9 10 (2.27%) Axway
9 10 (2.27%) Siebel
10 9 (2.05%) VMware
11 6 (1.36%) Cisco
11 6 (1.36%) Sun
12 5 (1.14%) Google
12 5 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.68%) Black Duck
13 3 (0.68%) Cloudera
13 3 (0.68%) Dynatrace